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Postby four+zero » Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Just read LRG's facebook post and got a notification that Battle G had about 50 copies left. That's all fine but when I went to double check the product page, there are neither "x left" counters or "% remaining" counters.

Is this just an oversight on LRG's part while redesigning the webpage? Can't see a reason why they would intentionally remove such a feature since it helped out buyers, of all intents, on their purchases. But yeah, hopefully it comes back. Been a reading a lot on the social media facebook groups and people overwhelmingly liked that feature.
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Postby mr. Hyde » Sun May 12, 2019 2:09 pm

we dont know I suspect its on purpose though because they rather dont want us to know if a game sells well or not
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Postby four+zero » Sun May 12, 2019 2:19 pm

Surely they can't be that petty lol, hopefully it's an oversight and they work on getting it back.
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Postby mr. Hyde » Sun May 12, 2019 2:27 pm

wel they might ps4 isnt doing so well anymore

so I wouldnt rule it out
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Postby *tails* » Sun May 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Perhaps it's not the regular customers they don't want the sales to know but the scalpers?
Josh stated a few times that when a game didn't do well the eBay resellers tried to cancel their orders by getting their money back via PayPal...


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Postby BuraddoRun » Sun May 12, 2019 6:13 pm

There were complaints in the past about stock showing available but items not being held once in the cart. Maybe this move was to counter that.
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Postby tguk911 » Sun May 12, 2019 7:06 pm

I feel like it was removed so scalpers couldn't gauge an items interest as easily. I do think a scalper or someone who has fomo is more likely to pass on an item if they see that the item isn't selling as fast and with the counter gone and it's not as easily trackable and might not be worth the risk manually checking the stock so it forces scalpers hands into buying.
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Postby mr. Hyde » Sun May 12, 2019 7:45 pm

I doubt they care about the counter though

if it sells out in a few minutes they know they got gold if it takes longer like an hour they think the opposite
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Postby 315retro » Sun May 12, 2019 9:16 pm

I liked it because it helped me decide if and when I could bundle preorder games with my regular orders or not... :roll: doubt we'll get an answer here since it's just us now. May wanna voice this to them on social, media since that's where they are focused.
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Postby Fries » Mon May 13, 2019 1:24 am

You can always input a super high total into the product quantity field on the website to check how many items are left. For example, as of this post there are 501 copies of Aegis Defenders remaining on PS4.

With this method still available it's not a huge deal if the counter is gone, but if anyone wants to leave feedback for it to return like 315 mentioned, Discord is probably the best place, followed by Twitter.
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Postby tguk911 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:16 am

mr. Hyde wrote:I doubt they care about the counter though

if it sells out in a few minutes they know they got gold if it takes longer like an hour they think the opposite

The hardcore scalpers don't that are going to buy everything regardless or the mega bundles don't but it definitely will force casual scalpers hands to commit earlier especially if they don't have a gauge on the games popularity. If a game sells out in a minute I doubt you can check the stock by adding a bunch to your cart subtracting that amount and checking out so your going to have to take a big risk if you want to wait and see because they no longer have the easy option of just F5ing.
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Postby shinoff2183 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:42 am

I gotta say the new store page does suck.
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Postby mr. Hyde » Tue May 14, 2019 12:18 pm

shinoff2183 wrote:I gotta say the new store page does suck.
agreed it makes for a concoluted mess on the screen adding items to card is more work if you dont use multiple tabs etc
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Postby Olivier B » Fri May 17, 2019 6:16 pm

Hiding your real sales is always a bad sign, look at Microsoft.
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Postby mr. Hyde » Fri May 17, 2019 6:52 pm

Olivier B wrote:Hiding your real sales is always a bad sign, look at Microsoft.
holy shit gratz mate I see you got the expensive atelier vita game AND ar nosurge

I still need atelier myself doubt I will ever get it though

too expensive:(
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Postby Dr. Robotnik » Fri May 17, 2019 7:30 pm

On one hand, I don't like the removal because it sucks gauging how much is left and if I can stretch out a purchase to a 2nd Friday on slow-sellers. On the other hand, I like the removal because it maybe will actually mean more copies will go un-sold if there is no visual indicator that you need to jump on a game right away.
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Postby Best1989 » Fri May 17, 2019 10:58 pm

Dr. Robotnik wrote:On one hand, I don't like the removal because it sucks gauging how much is left and if I can stretch out a purchase to a 2nd Friday on slow-sellers. On the other hand, I like the removal because it maybe will actually mean more copies will go un-sold if there is no visual indicator that you need to jump on a game right away.


You seem to have a tendency of waiting too much when a game is floating around, though :lol:
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Postby bap » Sat May 18, 2019 12:10 am

Assuming it's similar on most browsers...

Ctrl + U
Ctrl + F
Input "inv"

This will show you remaining inventory
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Postby fgsfds100 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:31 am

bap wrote:Assuming it's similar on most browsers...

Ctrl + U
Ctrl + F
Input "inv"

This will show you remaining inventory

Yep, it should.

You can also create a bookmark, name it whatever you want, and use this as the link.

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javascript:( function () { var x = JSON.parse(document.querySelector('script[id^="ProductJson-"]').innerText).variants[0].inventory_quantity; alert('There ' + (x == 1 ? 'is' : 'are') + ' ' + x + ' left'); } )()

Ensure that javascript: is at the beginning. Some browsers will exclude it when you paste so you might have to type that part in.

Then just click the bookmark while you are on an LRG product page (not the home page with a product preview showing).
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Postby tguk911 » Sat May 18, 2019 11:08 am

I actually asked why the counter was removed on the site during the fireside chat, unfortunately I missed the answer to my own question but I rewatched it and it was an oversight that they just forgot to readd but it sounded like they are planning to add it back but it might be a lil different.
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Postby Olivier B » Sun May 19, 2019 6:05 pm

mr. Hyde wrote:
Olivier B wrote:Hiding your real sales is always a bad sign, look at Microsoft.
holy shit gratz mate I see you got the expensive atelier vita game AND ar nosurge

I still need atelier myself doubt I will ever get it though

too expensive:(


Yep I'm glad I could get both, and at a good price btw :D

Patience has worked.
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Postby mr. Hyde » Sun May 19, 2019 6:26 pm

Olivier B wrote:
mr. Hyde wrote:
Olivier B wrote:Hiding your real sales is always a bad sign, look at Microsoft.
holy shit gratz mate I see you got the expensive atelier vita game AND ar nosurge

I still need atelier myself doubt I will ever get it though

too expensive:(


Yep I'm glad I could get both, and at a good price btw :D

Patience has worked.
wel if you ever happen to see another one for a good price please let me know

I need it. it doesnt have to be sealed though heck I prefer it isnt because thats cheaper:P
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Postby Olivier B » Sun May 19, 2019 6:38 pm

mr. Hyde wrote:
Olivier B wrote:
mr. Hyde wrote:
Olivier B wrote:Hiding your real sales is always a bad sign, look at Microsoft.
holy shit gratz mate I see you got the expensive atelier vita game AND ar nosurge

I still need atelier myself doubt I will ever get it though

too expensive:(


Yep I'm glad I could get both, and at a good price btw :D

Patience has worked.
wel if you ever happen to see another one for a good price please let me know

I need it. it doesnt have to be sealed though heck I prefer it isnt because thats cheaper:P


ok
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Postby mr. Hyde » Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Olivier B wrote:
mr. Hyde wrote:
Olivier B wrote:
mr. Hyde wrote:
Olivier B wrote:Hiding your real sales is always a bad sign, look at Microsoft.
holy shit gratz mate I see you got the expensive atelier vita game AND ar nosurge

I still need atelier myself doubt I will ever get it though

too expensive:(


Yep I'm glad I could get both, and at a good price btw :D

Patience has worked.
wel if you ever happen to see another one for a good price please let me know

I need it. it doesnt have to be sealed though heck I prefer it isnt because thats cheaper:P


ok
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Postby pancakeday » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:10 am

fgsfds100 wrote:
bap wrote:Assuming it's similar on most browsers...

Ctrl + U
Ctrl + F
Input "inv"

This will show you remaining inventory

Yep, it should.

You can also create a bookmark, name it whatever you want, and use this as the link.

Code: Select all
javascript:( function () { var x = JSON.parse(document.querySelector('script[id^="ProductJson-"]').innerText).variants[0].inventory_quantity; alert('There ' + (x == 1 ? 'is' : 'are') + ' ' + x + ' left'); } )()

Ensure that javascript: is at the beginning. Some browsers will exclude it when you paste so you might have to type that part in.

Then just click the bookmark while you are on an LRG product page (not the home page with a product preview showing).




I couldn't get that to work, but inspecting the code under the DIV "container cf" it clearly states the remaining stock. I.e. Bounty Hunter CE for ps4 has 135 left or 5% written as
Code: Select all
"inventory_quantity":135,
even has the product weight in there too.

It also seems to work on preorders too. Assuming inventory is set at zero when the pre-order goes live - a game like Accounting+ (standard) has an inventory of -1263. Power Rangers (standard) PS4 is -3042 and Switch is -6670. Doesn't work on closed pre-orders though. Psychonauts is back to zero.

I'm proper nosy lol
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Postby fgsfds100 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:41 pm

Shrug. Still works for me. Not really worth trouble-shooting something so trivial though.
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Postby pancakeday » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:01 pm

fgsfds100 wrote:Shrug. Still works for me. Not really worth trouble-shooting something so trivial though.


*edit* just got it to work, little box reads: limtedrungames.com says There are XXX left.

Either way, thanks for your reply :?
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Postby fgsfds100 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:16 pm

Glad you figured it out. What was the issue?
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Postby pancakeday » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:30 pm

fgsfds100 wrote:Glad you figured it out. What was the issue?


Pasted your code and tried bookmarking that :D
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